2008 smart fortwo User Reviews

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    2008 smart fortwo passion Review
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    25

    30,3 Km/l — smart fortwo passion 0,8 cdi 2008 45 hp top speed 135 a/c electricl windows automatic transmisson red seats esp cd player diesel 15" alu wheels fog lights silver panorame roof fun to drive small fun car 35 l diesel tank

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    Cons: none

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    2008 smart fortwo passion Review
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    Smart? — Great little bomb around car. Acceleration is ok if you use the car in manual mode. Upshift, release the accelerator and reapply the accelerator. The plastic panels are a brilliant idea. The powertrain could be more efficient as we were obtaining only 39 mpg.

    Pros: Well engineered with regards to use of space, plastic removable panels.

    Cons: Consumers don't know how to properly drive the car. Could obtain better fuel mileage.

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    2008 smart fortwo pure Review
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    2008 Smart Car Fortwo Review! — My grandpa recently got a Smart Car. I drive my grandparents to doctor appointments and on errands a lot so I driven it fairly often. I like that it is cute, unique, the style of the dash and, of course, the ease of parking! Oh, and the ability to easily turn around in a street without having to maneuver much. The gas mileage is also great I hear (40+ m/gal?). It's easier to run my grandparents around in because it's much easier for them to get in and out of ( compared to my grandpa's Chevy Silverado, which my grandma needs a step ladder to get into). I believe that the Smart Car may actually fit it the back of the truck! The Smart Car is also convenient when dropping them off in front of a building and then going to park. It has heated seats, and is just as spacious as many cars I've driven (in the front anyways). It isn't the best for shopping obviously, although I believe we fit at least 4 paper bags of groceries in the back along with 2-24 packs of pop. An interesting thing about this car is that you are able to drive automatic or manual. For manual, there are buttons on the steering wheel to shift. I don't know how to drive a manual, so I've only used automatic. I don't like how it shifts, and it takes a little longer than I'm used to to get up to speed. The brakes take a little getting used to also. At first it seems like everyone is 'riding your ass' because the back window is so close behind you. It's taken some getting used to. The car 'dings' if the passenger is not wearing their seat belt. It gets annoying but it's definitely effective in getting people to wear their seat belts! Other than that, my only complaint/suggestion would be the have a little more space between the seats. It's pretty fun to drive. I find a lot of people staring, so if you drive one make sure you're not picking your nose!

    Pros: unique; easy to park!!!;  heated seats; gas mileage; attract attention

    Cons: bumpy, slow shifting (in automatic); people staring;  can't fit much in it

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    2008 smart fortwo passion cabrio Review
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    Awesome And Smart — 350 miles for about $22 and lots of looks. It has a lot of pick up and can go about 95 miles per hour but handleing is more like a shopping cart than a car. I just wish my family of 4 could all ride in it together. I like to drop the top at any speed.

    Pros: Gas Mileage and Fun Factor

    Cons: Capacity and Handling

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    If You Own 2 Cars, One Of Them Should Be A Smart. Openyourmind! — I had one and smashed it, fell asleep doing 60kmh and hit a tree head on, very safe little cars, i got out unharmed. Ordered my new one to arrive in september, can't wait. The new model is so much fun to drive, just like the old one but better. its a 1.0L turbo, only weights 750kg so it goes really well.

    Pros: park it anywhere, save the environment, lots of fun, quality built.

    Cons: ummm, no good for the boring closed minded type person.

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    2008 smart fortwo Review
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    Smart For Two — very spacious inside can park this thing anywhere the tritium frame really keeps it together you can always change the color by switching the panels many people love looking at the car, very cute the shifting is a bit rough, i got car sick the first time i drove it very small and easy to manage engine, all oil changes were done in my garage

    Pros: nice on gas

    Cons: Feel every gear shift

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    2008 smart fortwo passion Review
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    Cutest Little Car In The World :) — I love this car! It's absolutely amazing and it makes me smile every time I see it. It's wonderful for scooting around town and definitely catches people's attention! :) I love it!!!!! :) It's in the lowest road tax bracket, number 2 for insurance and gets around 50mpg (at least) so it's easy on the wallet. The new model has been made much more sturdy than the previous one and has been given a bit more of a Mercedes look and feel in the interior. And you'd be surprised how spacious it is! It sounds silly but it is quite roomy inside. And the boot can actually fit one large and one small suitcase. Not bad for a super(super) mini! Can you tell I love it! ; -)

    Pros: Fun to drive, makes me smile, and easy on petrol

    Cons: Doesn't have the best pick up but I don't care! :)

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    2008 smart fortwo pure Review
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    Awesome — This car is awesome, it saves gas, tiny, park it anywhere u want, and the best part 70 hp, oh yeah, haha This car has heated seats, it is semi automatic, this car when you drive it, it is awesome to drive, best part is that it comes in a convertible, oh yeah.

    Pros: awesome

    Cons: nothing negative bout it

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    2008 smart fortwo passion Review
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    Very Sleek And Easy On The Wallet! — Extra small doesn't mean unsafe. $11,500 gets you into the most fuel efficient gas only car on the market. I have driven this car 3 times and am now in line for it. Very nice. This is not a sports car. This is a city commuter. Its a bit slow to start, but is fast enough for highway use. Rated 35-40mpg, but some have reported 50+mpg. Great for anyone. Im 5ft 8 inches 150lbs, and fit nicely with my large girlfriend. There are videos of taller and larger people fitting nicely. The transmission is an automated manual. That means no clutch for stop and go traffic. It also has a sequential shifter, so you don't have to worry about which gear it is in, just up or down. It has a light on the gauge that tells you when to shift for maximum mpg. This is a lovely car, so dont knock it before you try it

    Pros: Unexpectedly roomy interior, Maneuverability, Turning circle, Iconic styling, Slick convertible-top operation

    Cons: High-speed stability, Limited cargo capacity, Rock-hard brakes, Unrefined auto-manual transmission, No cheaper than other small cars, Premium fuel recommended

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    2008 smart fortwo passion Review
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    Who Needs More? — I love my car! I've averaged 40 mpg driving around the city. It's surprisingly roomy. There's room for two people and our dog. Affordable, practical and fun!

    Pros: Fun!

    Cons: Speed

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2011 smart fortwo Reviews

    Love It! Get The Tanks Off The Road. Get Into Something Smaller And Safer. By Jason

    I hope this means that the age of excess and Hummers is over. Get exactly as much car as you need and no more. You might need more than two seats or more trunk room. If so, get it...but still think... Read More

    Gas Saver By Texandoc

    The smart car is very good on Gas. No problems in finding parking. For it's size it has a roomy and comfortable interior. The handling is great. It is a good buy for the price. Engine can get nois... Read More

    2010 smart fortwo Reviews

    Smart Gb-10 1 Of 100 If You Aint Got One Youve Missed Out By Gordon

    Fab little City Car. Limited Ed. GB-10 adds some nice extras. Very fast round town turns heads and most of all it makes me and the girlfriend smile when we drive it. Only one of its type in Aberdeen... Read More

    Makes You A Glad Commuter By Tonny

    Has it all - except for the infamous empty backseat. A lot roomier than you might think and has a decent trunk size for a microcar. Safetywise doable thanks do the sandwich construction and all the co... Read More

    2009 smart fortwo Reviews

    A Must Have In Nyc By RemeNYC

    The convertible top allows you to carry long items. I never worry about moving the car from a parking spot since I know I will always find another one. Freedom of moving around without the hassle. Su... Read More

    Only For The Smart Car Enthusiast. Good To Be Project Car And Not Taken Seriously. By msgotti

    Horse power sucks and transmission sucks! Very very very basic car for very very basic functions. Good car for a teen's first/starter car. Not meant for moderate driving and i do not advise highway or... Read More

    2007 smart fortwo Reviews

    Excellent By Ane

    super choice for crowded town! i still cry after my smart...too bad that now i have a family and a small daughter and i have to drive an Sandero 4 doors! excellent consumption too, and easy to handle ... Read More

    Smart By Phillip

    i love this car cuz of my little body kit and the eiback shock with my little flower design dont ask why. it has a suzuki gsx motor with dual exaust it gose so fast it gose atleast 290 mph Read More

    2006 smart fortwo Reviews

    Good Car, But You Really Need Another Awd Car For Winter As This Is Rwd By Pat

    drawn lots of attention when I drive it to out-of-town. From 2 years old to 100 years old, they came to ask me about the car wherever I stop and park...was the first batch arrived Toronto back in 2005... Read More

    I Shall Be Getting The 1 Litre Version In The Next Year Or Two. By Gregory

    Hoot to drive, did a 360 mile round trip in it with no problems,not tiring to drive, surprisingly roomy, easy to park, handles like go-kart only fault (small) is the gearbox - it has trouble decidi... Read More

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